BRANDON, Man. – Wes Stobbe had never read a gossip tabloid beyond glances in the grocery checkout line, and was gobsmacked when his mother-in-law handed him a copy of one with his face on the front page.“Olivia Newton-John’s Runaway Lover Found Alive!” read a headline in a Nov. 27 edition of the National Enquirer.Stobbe, a 63-year-old business owner and woodworker in Brandon, Man., recognized his shirtless frame seated at a picnic table near their vacation home in Sayulita, Mexico. Inside were more photos with him and his wife.“My first reaction was just to laugh out loud. I couldn’t believe it,” Stobbe recalled Wednesday.He said most people in his family were able to identify him in the grainy, blurry pictures — even his three-year-old grandson.“He looked at it for just two seconds and said, ‘That’s you, Pops.’”The Enquirer and several other tabloids, including Star magazine, named the man in the photos as Patrick McDermott, a 48-year-old cameraman presumed drowned in California in 2005.Newton-John, the famed singer and actress perhaps best known for her role as the spandex-clad Sandy in the 1978 movie musical “Grease,” had dated McDermott off and on for several years.Stobbe said there are some physical similarities between him and McDermott, especially their flowing locks.But he wears glasses.And he definitely never dated Newton-John.“It has crossed my mind to maybe get a hold of her and set her mind at ease,” said Stobbe.“I am not Patrick McDermott and, as far as I know, he didn’t faked his death and is living in Mexico.”
NAIN, N.L. — The mayor of a northern Labrador town that lost a young man in an avalanche over the weekend says all of Nain is grieving.More than 100 people aided in the search for the young snowmobiler caught in an avalanche Saturday, along with two other men who survived the event.An RCMP spokesperson said Sunday that the man was found after about two hours and brought to a clinic, where he was pronounced dead.Mayor Joe Dicker said everyone in the largely Inuit town of 1,125 is feeling the loss and supporting the affected families.The three men were trapped in the popular snowmobiling spot known as the “blowhole” outside Nain in northern Labrador.Dicker said avalanches can occur depending on snow conditions, but the community does not have funding to run controlled testing for avalanche risks.The Canadian Press
Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Jun 2015 – What does the sanctioned slaughter and mass deaths of 43 million chickens in 15 United States have to do with us here in the Turks and Caicos; well according to Graceway Supermarkets it has led to more expensive eggs in the grocery store. Since an outbreak of Avian Influenza or Bird Flu in the leading egg producing states in the US, the market has seen a 120% spike in egg costs since April due to the extreme shortage of the breakfast time staple. It is being called the most catastrophic hit to the industry ever, with 10% of the United States’ hen laying chickens wiped out. Ken Burns, General Manager of Graceway Supermarkets brought the issue to light in a press release yesterday to Magnetic Media; he says it explains the rise in prices of eggs imported from the US. Related Items:chicken, death, gracewaY SUPERMARKETS, ken burns, US Recommended for you No medical report yet in Capron death
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – Today we mourn the passing of our dear esteemed colleague, friend, mentor and a giant of the health profession. Dr. Cecil W.M. Bethel, a Caribbean and British-trained Physician, was educated at the University of the West Indies, The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland.Dr. Bethel was the first Bahamian to graduate from the University of the West Indies (UWI London) 1957. He completed his internship at the Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, between 1958 and 1959, and served as a medical officer at The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Nassau from 1959 to 1962.He served as Supernumerary Registrar at the University College Hospital in London from 1962 to 1964, Senior Registrar in Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) from 1964 to 1965, and Consultant Physician, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) from 1965 to 1968.Dr. Bethel was the first Medical Chief of Staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital from 1968 to 1972 and also served during that period as Senior Consultant Physician and Head of the Department of Medicine. He resigned as Medical Chief of Staff in 1972 but maintained the post of Senior Consultant Physician and Head of the department of medicine until 1988 when he retired from The Bahamas Government Service after 30 years of service. He has been in private practice from 1988 to 2014.Dr. Bethel’s contributions to the growth and development of the medical profession are legendary. He was a member of The Joint Committee: The Bahamas Medical Council/The Medical Association of The Bahamas and a member of the committee to review and draft the Medical Act. He demonstrated the highest standard of medical practice and ethical principles for physicians to follow. He always made sure everyone was treated with dignity, fairness and support.Dr. Bethel was a charter president of the Medical Association of The Bahamas, a trustee of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, a past Director of Education of The Bahamas Heart Association, and Medical Advisor to The Bahamas Diabetic Association. He served as a member of the Board of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) from 1999 to 2001.All of these accomplishments do not adequately describe the measure of the man. Cecil Bethel was the consummate gentleman. He was soft-spoken but firm and demonstrated by example – the life approach of a dedicated and compassionate doctor and human being. This approach fostered a sense of trust, comfort and respect in the presence of this Bahamian pioneer and leader… sentiments shared by patients, colleagues and the hundreds of persons proud to have learned from his example.Dr. Bethel was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty The Queen in 1989. He received The Bahamas Silver Jubilee Anniversary Gold Coin Award and the University of the West Indies “Distinguished Graduate” Award in 1998, and Medical Alumni Award in 2001.The medical community is saddened by the loss of this health hero and we will always remember him with great fondness. He was a life well lived and Bahamians are healthier and richer because of his many contributions to healthcare.We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and family members.May his soul rest in peace.
Juventus Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici has revealed his relationship with some of the executives and members of staff he has worked with at the club so far.Paratici also spoke about Juventus’ desire to conquer Europe. Paratici is regarded as astute transfer business Officer at Juventus, after securing some of the best additions in the club’s history including Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.“I think [Giuseppe] Marotta and I complemented each other very well,” he said, as quoted by the club’s official website.“I dealt with the more technical aspects but discussed matters with him because he’s highly experienced and understands how football and negotiations work. He helped me to make as few mistakes as possible.”Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“[Antonio] Conte wasn’t the sort of coach who looks at the name of the player but whether or not they’re functional to his ideas, and that makes it easier for whoever’s job it is to find functional players.”“[Massimiliano] Allegri is more flexible in that sense, so it gives you a bit more margin for manoeuvre in the transfer market.”“We aspire to win the Champions League but we’re not obsessed about it,” he concludes.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Thirteen defense communities in Florida will receive more than $3 million to enhance 19 installations through a variety of activities, Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced last week.The bulk of the funding, $2.5 million, was awarded through Florida’s Defense Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grant Programs, according to a release from the governor’s office. Eleven counties received a total of $850,000 in defense reinvestment grants, which support relationships between military installations and their community and promote economic diversification strategies in defense-dependent communities. Nine counties were awarded a total of $1.6 million in defense infrastructure grants for encroachment, transportation and access, utilities, communications, environment and security projects.In addition, defense partners in four counties were awarded more than $700,000 through the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program to strengthen installations ahead of a potential BRAC round.The Florida Defense Support Task Force was created in 2011 with the mission to make recommendations to preserve and protect military installations, support the state’s position in research and development related to military missions and contracting, and improve the state’s military-friendly environment for service members, military families, military retirees and businesses that bring military and base-related jobs to the state.“These grants are vital for our military and defense industry, and strengthen Florida’s workforce through the highly skilled former military personnel who enter the employment market each year,” said Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, which administers the grants.Florida’s military and defense sector is responsible for 9.4 percent, or $73.4 billion, of the Sunshine State’s economy. The 2015-2016 grants include:Miami-Dade County — $80,000 to support Southern Command and Homestead Air Reserve Base and promote economic diversification strategies in defense dependent communities;Tampa Bay Defense Alliance — $175,000 to execute a plan to promote MacDill Air Force Base and strengthen the relationship between the base and the community;Tampa/Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Defense Alliance — $90,000 to support MacDill AFB and to sustain Tampa Bay’s defense industry’s economic impact;Polk County — $100,000 to promote compatible land use around Avon Park Air Force Range;Pinellas County — $250,000 to support U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and to sustain the defense industry in the county;Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (Brevard County) — $75,000 to support Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Naval Ordnance Test Unit, and to sustain the local defense industry;Orange County — $83,000 to support Naval Support Activity Orlando and to sustain the defense industry in the county;Clay County — $560,000 to support Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, fund a utility infrastructure upgrade that will enhance security and access at Camp Blanding, acquire 420 acres of land adjacent to the facility to provide a buffer from incompatible development and prevent encroachment, and sustain the local defense industry;Jacksonville — $464,000 for an ongoing project to create a buffer at Whitehouse Naval Airfield, and to support Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Marine Corp Support Facility Blount Island Command and the Jacksonville Air National Guard, and to sustain the defense industry in Duval County. The Mayport project includes road improvements to help ease traffic congestion along State Road A1A;Bay County — $400,000 to install an adaptive traffic signal system to improve traffic flow and safety for commuters near Tyndall AFB, and conduct a feasibility study of dredging the turning basin to allow safe transit for larger Navy vessels at Naval Support Activity Panama City. Deepening the turning basin at NSA Panama City will allow for littoral combat ship mine warfare module testing to be conducted entirely at the facility, saving the Navy time and money;Escambia County — $170,000 to protect Naval Air Station Pensacola from incompatible land use and to sustain the county’s defense industry;Okaloosa County — $300,000 to protect Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field from incompatible land use and to sustain the defense industry;Santa Rosa County — $360,000 to prevent incompatible land use around Naval Air Station Whiting Field, prepare an updated prioritized land acquisition study, complete a phased plan to limit encroachment at NAS Whiting Field, and sustain the local defense industry; andWalton County — $38,000 to support Eglin AFB.